Category Archives: Murdermap

Off the Map: Gregory Peake

Blog Category: Off the Map

The death of 26 year-old Gregory Peake in Shoreditch in March 2017 was initially investigated as a murder. Two months later the Homicide and Major Crime Command announced that the death was no longer being treated as suspicious. As a result … Continue reading

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Off the Map: Zbigniew Michniewicz

Blog Category: Off the Map

The death of Zbigniew Michniewicz in December 2013 was originally treated as a murder after a postmortem revealed evidence of an assault. Five suspects were arrested on suspicion of murder but nobody was ever charged with causing the death and … Continue reading

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The Unnamed Victim

Blog Category: Murdermap

For the first time since the website launched in 2010 we have been unable to name a murder victim due to a court order designed to protect the 15 year-old boy accused of the crime. This is a rare case … Continue reading

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Offering No Evidence

Blog Category: Murdermap

One of the more unusual conclusions to a murder case is the decision by the prosecution to offer no evidence. This happened in two of last year’s cases with the result that the suspects were acquitted without the need to … Continue reading

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London Homicides 2013 – Review

Blog Category: Murdermap

Homicides in London have increased year-on-year for the first time since murdermap launched in 2010. As it stands we have counted 108 victims for 2013 compared to 100 in 2012. Taking a more detailed look at the figures, the most … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The case of Dean Reddy

Blog Category: Off the Map

We added the case of 25 year-old Dean Reddy after detectives arrested his father on suspicion of murder. Since then police have said they are no longer treating the death as suspicious and revealed that further tests established the cause … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The case of Jayden Wray

Blog Category: Off the Map

This week it was reported that the parents of Jayden Wray had been cleared by the High Court of all responsibility for the death of their son. As a result we have decided to remove the case from the map … Continue reading

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The London Murder Map App

Blog Category: Murdermap

If you didn’t know already, iPhone and iPad users can download the London murder map app. It’s free and has a few technical advantages over the website version. Firstly, it centres on your GPS location  so you can see which … Continue reading

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Review 2011: Defendants and the Courts

Blog Category: Murdermap, Statistics

For 2011 we decided to look not just at the victims of homicide in London but also the defendants who have been arrested, charged and put on trial. The year has seen several major convictions: the suspected serial killer John … Continue reading

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Mapping the Ratcliffe Highway Murders

Blog Category: Historical Murders, Murdermap, Tours

This year is the 200th anniversary of the Ratcliffe Highway murders, when seven people were killed in a gratuitous frenzy in the space of 12 days. But while 19th century Londoners would have recoiled at the mention of John Williams … Continue reading

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